74-Year-Old Woman Collecting Petitions Against Mosque Sentenced to Pay 1000 Euros to Amnesty International

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Freedom isn’t free. And when you’re being sentenced to pay 1000 Euros to a human rights organization for speaking out, then you know that your freedom is gone and your human rights have gone with it.

Maria Frank, a 74-year-old woman, who leads an organisation called “Association for the Future of Germany” peacefully gathers signatures calling for a referendum on whether an “Islam in Europe” centre should be built in Munich. She is constantly mobbed by antifa, green and trade union activists, so her placards are hardly visible. Despite that, she is prosecuted for incitement to hatred.

In Rotkreuzplatz the 74-year-old pensioner exhibited a placard on this day, which among other thing said that after the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman empire in 1683 now “the arrogant Turks and Muslims … [are threatening] Europe again”. The accused thus established and suggested the reference to a war of aggression, at least “implicitly accepting” that fear of Islam and Turks would be generated, argued the state prosecutor. She thus disturbed the public peace.

Maria Frank was given a warning  and ordered to pay 1000 euros to Amnesty International.  She said she doesn’t like this organization and asked to be allowed to pay the money to a charity for persecuted Christians instead. The judge said no, it had to go to Amnesty International!

In addition the judge warned Frank, who has made numerous negative statements about Turks and Muslims on the internet, sometimes in a much more drastic way than on the placard.

“You need to stop that and become aware of what is acceptable and what isn’t.”

Not a major surprise in Red Munich, but this is coming to America.

  • JUDYAVELSOR

    SEND 1 CENT A DAY AT A COST OF 30 A MONTH. .

  • Michael Copeland

    Her placards could quote:

    “Islam will invade Europe and America… the Jihad will lead to smashing Western civilization and replacing it with Islam…”

    Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Mahdi Akef, in 2007.

    Now that would not be “threatening the peace”, would it?

  • Edward Cline

    Has the judge a Nazi background? Islam is so compatible with Nazism. It would explain his smug hostility to Maria Frank.

  • Drakken

    Today they silence the peoples voices for speaking out, tomorrow the govts will hear the sound of rifles, it is now enevitable.

    • Deep Space

      Yeah, the sound of deer rifles followed by real military weapons. Get real.

      • Drakken

        Hey dumbazz, do you realize how many veterans there are? Get a clue sparky. A deer rifle at over a 1,000 meters will do what a battalion can't.

  • Tom Billesley

    "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Voltaire
    Perhaps they'd better rename that square from RotKreuzplatz to RotHalbmondplatz or Kizilayplatz.
    Oh, and remove that statue of Don Juan of Austria from Regensburg, in accordance with the demands of the Moroccan demonstrator who climbed it on friday. We mustn't remind them of the defeat of Islam at Lepanto.

  • JerryJ26

    Islam itself threatens the peace of wherever it stamps its rotten feet.

  • shankypanks

    Lets hope she refuses to pay the cash over to the one organisation that will use it to support Hamas Rights Internationally.

  • JacksonPearson

    Maria Frank is a 100% correct about her remarks about Islam being stopped at the "Gates of Vienna." If not stopped there, Islam would've gone on and possibly swallowed all of Western Europe. Of which is exactly Maria Frank's argument and her gathering of names on a petition today.

    One would think that Europeans would use the Gates of Vienna battle as a valuable lesson. But no, reminding people of past truths are now regarded as hate crimes….incredible!

    Amnesty International have to hang their heads in shame on this one, and the German judge needs a swift hard boot in his rump. BTW, thanks to Bill Clinton's blue dress diversion tactics, and SOS Madeline Albright's stupidity, the 14th century Ottoman Turk wars are still being fought in Bosnia and Kosovo.

  • Ziggy Zoggy

    It already came to America. There is a petition on this very site asking readers to "Stop the Islamic Witch Hunt Against Rep. Bachmann."

  • jonsobieski

    Wow, free speech is dead in Germany. Period. Muslims are a protected, privileged class. Why did we fight WW2 again? That's right, to save Europe. And now, Europe has decided to commit suicide and lay its neck on the block for its new masters.

    • Mary Sue

      I hate to say it, but it's what comes of passing "hate crimes" legislation that was originally intended to deal with those who denied the Holocaust. Those very laws are being used for the purposes of which most people never dreamed they were intended.

  • Anamah

    We must fight this crap and win the fight before is too late. Leftist groups, are symbiotic with every kind of movement threating our rights and liberty … Progressives, Communists, Nazis, Islamists share goals and methodology. The simple way to identify them is discovering their true Agenda, always hidden under altruist and respected names and titles. We need to be aware of their lies and deceptive appearance and look for evil abusive temper. Out from America, out from our government! Remember this brave woman; Maria Frank is a hero.

  • J1mmyZ

    Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, White countries for everyone.

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third-worlders and "assimilating" with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY White country and ONLY White countries to "assimilate" with all those non-Whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black country and ONLY into Black countries?
    How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
    And how long would it take any sane Black man to notice this and what kind of psycho Black man wouldn't object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, liberals and respectable conservatives will agree that I am a naziwhowantstoclonehitler.

    They say they are anti-racist.
    What they are is anti-White.
    "Anti-racist" is a codeword for anti-White.